Breville BDF500XL Smart Fryer 4 Quart Deep Fryer Review

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The Breville BDF5OOXL Smart fryer is what you’d expect from a heavy-duty deep fryer. This deep fryer uses technology to take deep frying to a new level. It has a technology which lets you adjust time and temperature to suit items you plan to deep fry.

There are seven (7) preset buttons to ensure all goes well. We are all aware that depending on the type of food, the temperature and time difference is expected to vary; i.e. French Fries require a higher temperature and a longer time to get you that desired crisp feel, whereas Calamari needs slightly lower temperature and a shorter period.

With the Breville smart fryer, you are expected to just select the item you plan to deep fry and let this smart deep fryer deliver the exact temperature and the specific time period.

There’s a ‘twice-fried’ function included in this smart appliance which delivers restaurant quality of foods like French fries. In addition, it also helps adjust the machine to contain frozen or fresh ingredients. There’s also a custom setting to program your favorite dish.

The capacity of the Breville smart fryer makes it a worthy family addition for families with no problems adding a little more calorie via intakes from fatty and deep fried foods.

The Breville is made of an almost ‘all metal’ parts which makes it easy to clean. The body is made of high-quality stainless steel, and of course looks and feels premium.

Breville BDF500XL Smart Fryer


Breville BDF500XL Smart Fryer




  • The Breville smart fryer utilizes cool zone technology that helps prevent burning of food and extend use of cooking oil
  • The fryer has mesh and filter which helps minimize odors
  • Some parts and accessories of the deep fryer are dishwasher safe; i.e. the cooking bowl as well as the stainless steel frying basket
  • It uses an electronic thermostat which makes for easy recovery of oil temperature to the desired temperature needed for frying
  • It has a huge oil capacity of 4 quart and the frying basket can take up to 2.5 pound of items
  • It weighs about 8.6 pounds
  • It measures about 15 x 10.5 x11 inches


  • The Breville BDF5OOXL Smart fryer is built to be very sturdy with an almost all metal parts.
  • The cleaning process of this deep fryer is as easy as they come due to most of the parts being metallic, thus making them easy to wash in a dishwasher
  • It has a great temperature control (thermostat) which is very accurate. There’s also a menu selection to make decisions easier when selecting the type of food you require a particular temp for
  • The temperature changes are very rapid when swapping meals to be fried; i.e. swapping from 320 degrees Fahrenheit for French fries to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for fish takes just about a minute.
  • It has a very large capacity and the included basket is the same, thus preparing meal for a whole family wouldn’t waste time or require batches to be fried

Things to be aware of

For its price tag, you expect not to hear any negative comment about this deep fryer, but then again if there are no criticisms there won’t be room for improvement. A few users have complained about a few things you should be aware of if you are considering opting for this deep fryer. Some of these include:

  • The magnetic attachment that connects the power cord to the deep fryer is too weak and thus barely stays. While this is a protective measure to avoid accidents in the kitchen, it can be very annoying if it keeps disconnecting every few minutes even under its own weight
  • The edges of the deep fryer (the metallic sides) are too sharp and can inflict major bruises and cuts if not handled carefully (according to one user)
  • The lid should be kept on during temperature controls to avoid splattering
  • Some users are of the opinion that it is too pricey

Bottom line

On a final note, the Breville BDF5OOXL Smart fryer is a great buy for any family looking for additional kitchen equipment to handle all their deep frying needs. It delivers crispy fried foods in no time and using top-notch technology rarely seen in the frying industry. High capacity fried foods are produced quickly, making it a true calorie lover.